A program that makes learning a lifetime experience
The Pursuit of Learning in Society (POLIS) organization, sponsored by Quincy University, allows active adults to continue a lifetime of learning while relaxing in a comfortable academic setting with those your own age. Members are introduced to new subjects and ideas without the strain of paper writing or test taking.
Members explore new topics and help design new courses while engaging in stimulating lectures and conversations with knowledgeable experts. Courses are designed to open your mind and stimulate thinking about a variety of subjects. Choose from a dozen or more courses that are attended by retirees and taught by university professors, field experts, religious leaders, and researchers.
You can register by mail or register in person on Wednesday, September 9 and 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the POLIS office in room 122-D located at the North Campus. Volunteers will be on hand to help members register or answer any questions. No appointment is necessary. Just show up.
The costs for classes and membership in POLIS is minimal. Membership for one semester is $15. Each session of a class costs only $4. You can attend one class or all of them, Anyone can even come to sample the program and audit one class for no charge.
Quincy University North Campus, Room 122-D
Phone: (217) 228-5594
Board President: Dr. Mary Ann Klein
Quincy University POLIS Director: Dr. Mary Ann Klein, Room 122-D
217-228-5432 ext. 3193
To provide, at a modest cost, learning experiences for retired and semi-retired persons, regardless of previous educational background.
POLIS is a membership organization sponsored by Quincy University. It provides an opportunity for persons to continue a lifetime of learning in a relaxed atmosphere, without the strain of having to write papers or take tests. Members plan, organize, and shape the curriculum, which includes Quincy University faculty and guest lecturers, discussion groups, seminars, and workshops.
POLIS offers courses for the Fall Semester and Spring Semester concurrent with Quincy University academic calendar. Most classes are held at Quincy University's North Campus (North 18th Street and Seminary Road) from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with alternate locations and times for field classes.
View the 2015 POLIS schedule HERE.